Greta Garbo as Mata Hari
Pen and Ink Pointillism
12" x 16"

Greta Garbo — one of the world's most beautiful women — is pictured in her film role as Mata Hari, the infamous spy. This portrait uses hundreds of thousands of tiny dots in warm shades of Luma inks to render light and shadow, with the emphasis on her eyes. Garbo’s exquisite face is bordered by a collage of decorative borders surrounding her highly patterned sleeve cuffs. White casein was used to highlight the many jewels in her headdress.